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SA first Africa country to host WTTC Africa Leaders Forum
SA first Africa country to host WTTC Africa Leaders Forum

World Travel and Tourism Council gathered the CEOs and regional leaders of the top Travel & Tourism companies from across Africa, along with tourism ministers and regional experts at its inaugural Africa Leaders Forum in Stellenbosch on 22 November 2018...

26 Nov 2018

Travel megatrends transforming Africa
Travel megatrends transforming Africa

Travel is an ever-shifting industry; how visitors adapt in their preferences is a challenge for any tourism and hospitality professional to identify and meet their requirements in order to stay relevant...

8 Nov 2018

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Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destination

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018...

17 Oct 2018

Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products
Use of innovative technology in designing diverse tourism products

Investment in new technology provides the tourism sector with opportunities for novelty, aimed at providing a platform for designing new and tangible tourism products...

By Josephine Wawira 12 Oct 2018

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa
Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality
Research highlights key challenges Africa's youth face in tourism, hospitality

The research findings call on sector stakeholders to address the gaps that challenge young people's ability to secure and retain opportunities in the sector...

13 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challenges
HVS' Hotel Valuation Index reveals Africa hotel market evolving despite challenges

The fifth edition of the HVI analysed the hotel values of 26 markets operating in 19 African countries, providing crucial information for investors...

6 Sep 2018

Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017
Tourism becomes the world's third-largest export sector, generating $1.6tn in 2017

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010...

By Josephine Wawira 5 Sep 2018

Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism
Disruptive tech driving transformation in tourism

The world as we know it is changing, with technology disrupting how we explore the global village...

By Enver Duminy 23 Aug 2018

June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%
June global passenger demand rises by 7.7%

The International Air Transport Association has announced its global passenger traffic results for June showing a demand rise of 7.8% percentage points compared to June 2017...

15 Aug 2018

PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa
PwC ranks Cape Town as number 1 city of opportunity in Africa

"Cape Town is a city with strong fundamentals, aspiring talent and a palpable excitement, set against a backdrop of inequality, which is borne out of the country's past but which will play a role in the city's future."

14 Aug 2018

The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy
The benefits of tourism in growing Africa's economy

Tourism has become important to the growth of any economy, which is why so many countries are now reviewing and developing their tourism policies...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa
SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa

"Ranked number 34 in the International Congress and Convention Associations' global ranking, South Africa is the number one convention destination in Africa and the Middle East."

3 Aug 2018

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...
And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

19 Jul 2018

How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa
How sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited Africa

We chat with Tim Smith, managing partner at HVS Consulting to find out more about how sporting events like the 2018 FIFA World Cup has benefited the African continent and its tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Jul 2018

Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost
Local tourism in Nigeria forecasted to get N3.6bn boost

International arrivals and employment expected to grow by 1.5% and 3.4% respectively by the end of 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

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Airbnb Experiences a new stream of revenue in Johannesburg

Airbnb's Experiences launch in Johannesburg offers the city and its people a chance to become part of the local economy...

4 Jul 2018

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THINC Africa 2018 a boost in African tourism

"There's a consistently negative stigma around travelling in Africa which has been snowballing for years. We need to position ourselves correctly and draw attention to the positive experiences that can be had here."

3 Jul 2018

Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTO
Climate-friendly initiatives and actions essential for tourism - UNWTO

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, has called for the tourism sector to take more action in combatting climate change and biodiversity...

25 Jun 2018

Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking
Tourism creates 21 million jobs in Africa, exceeds manufacturing, banking

"In the African continent, tourism supports about 21 million jobs translating to one in 14 jobs; this is how important tourism is. That is why we are making sure it takes its due place."

18 Jun 2018

#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa
#WTMA18: Bringing Africa to New York and New York to Africa

NYC & Company became a major blip on our radar when it locked in the first ever city-to-city partnership with Cape Town to boost tourism between the two iconic cities. We caught up with Makiko Matsuda Healy, MD of tourism market development, to find out what New York tourism is all about...

By Cari Coetzee 15 Jun 2018

Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018
Tanzania's Serengeti voted Best African Safari Park of 2018

SafariBookings.com compiled a definitive list of Africa's best safari parks and after in-depth study which included more than 2,500 reviews from safari tourists and industry experts alike, Serengeti was rated the best African Safari Park with an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5...

By Alawi Masare 14 Jun 2018

The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard
The top 10 cities for travel and play according to Mastercard

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travellers...

14 Jun 2018

Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa
Anthony Bourdain's window into Africa

I was drawn to how Bourdain upended the travel show genre, telling compelling and complicated stories about people and places most Western viewers tend to view through a lens of simplistic stereotypes or caricatures...

By Jacob Henry 14 Jun 2018

The future is hospitable, indeed
The future is hospitable, indeed

Hospitality isn't about serving tea and making beds. It's big business, with immense impact on a country's overall welfare. And it is in need of a new breed of leaders that can bring together the genius of innovation, undivided attention to the client experience and outstanding business savviness...

By Sherif Mamdouh 12 Jun 2018

It is time to change the way you think about business travel
It is time to change the way you think about business travel

Whether you're new to business travel or a veteran corporate jet-setter, here are Flight Centre Business Travel's top tips to making business travel a healthy part of your lifestyle...

12 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment
Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications
DW journalists investigate bias against Africa visa applications

Data analysis by Deutsche Welle has shown that visa prospects are worse for Africans in comparison to the rest of the world...

8 Jun 2018

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